Polymer clay cookie cutter earrings
I want to introduce the last polymer clay earrings of this series. At first glance they are the easiest but its great potential lies in the different ways to decorate the basic forms.
First the colors are selected or color mixtures are prepared. I take two colors and knead the clay until a beautiful grain is produced. After kneading, the mass is rolled out about 2mm-5mm thick. This works especially well with small film tins. Now the shapes are cut out. In the simplest case they are left like this but you can also process them further. I want to introduce two basic types of decoration:
Inlay: Press shapes into the polymer clay. I like to work with toothpicks, but it works well with stamps or a small knife.
Overlay: With Fimo in a different color patterns are placed on the base form. I like to use dots, triangles or spirals.
I put every polymer clay earring on a glass plate and put it in the oven according to manufacturer’s instructions. After the mass is cold, a ring and an ear hook is attached to the nest.
You’ll find the english description and a step-by-step collage in this free PDF-file: polymer clay cookie cutter earrings english tutorial
This article is the seventh part of a series about my polymer clay earrings, I design for the past several years. Even though I normally do not have a talent with delicate forms, I still love crafting them.
The nice thing about making polymer clay jewelry is that you can to take your time. I often leave the earrings for several days on the glass plate and fill it piece by piece until I finally put it in the oven.